Introvert Power!

Leveraging the Skills of the "Still-Water-Runs-Deep" Crowd

Class Summary

(based on last 3 sessions)

Introverts are greatly underappreciated and misunderstood in our society. One of the reasons is that American culture tends to favor extroverted behaviors (being where the action is, verbal, and quick to act). Another reason is the introvert’s preference for reflective quiet time and the tendency to draw conclusions before speaking. These characteristics are often misread as being shy, aloof, or uncreative. Ironically, nothing could be further from the truth.

In this practical and affirming workshop, learn more about the introverted nature, the unique talents introverts bring to the table, and strategies for surviving and thriving in an “extroverted world.”

PDV350 6.0 0.25 0.27
One 8-hour session

Introverts who are interested in improving their effectiveness at work and at home and extroverts interested in better understanding, appreciating, and communicating with introverts.

  • An increased appreciation of introverted temperament, skills, and abilities.
  • Improved communication, team work, and productivity.
  • Reduced stress and greater job/life satisfaction.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the introverted temperament and unique talents.
  • Describe how the "extroverted culture” impacts introverts.
  • Discuss what energizes introverts versus what energizes extroverts.
  • Explain why teams and organizations need both introverts and extroverts to be successful.
  • Identify strategies for increasing introvert effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement a plan for maintaining introvert energy throughout the day.
  • Introversion–a powerful perspective and resource.
    1. Messages about the introvert’s character in an “extroverted world.”
    2. Tension between introverts and extroverts
    3. Unrealized potential–effects of the “extrovert culture”
    4. Assessing your introverted nature
    5. Myths about introverts
    6. Physiology of the introvert brain
    7. How introverts process information
  • The Introvert at Work
    1. Common challenges and how to deal with them
      1. Participating in meetings
      2. Remembering what you know
      3. Verbal jousting and conflict
      4. interruptions
    2. Success at work: strategies for becoming more visible
      1. How to get noticed and heard
      2. Networking–it doesn’t have to be “icky”
      3. Five ways to shine as an introvert
  • How to keep your introvert energy flowing
    1. Energy drains
    2. Learning to pace yourself
    3. Creating reasonable boundaries
    4. The introvert survival kit